We screen our investments, but of course we also want to get our own house in order. As an organization we want to be as sustainable, ethical and socially responsible as possible, in the broadest sense of the word and with consideration for all our stakeholders.
B Corp score
This year, we applied for certification as a B Corp ('Benefit' corporation). We believe this is the Olympic standard in terms of ethics, responsible shareholding and Sustainable Progress. It helps us in our transition towards a "business as a force for good". B Corp will be an important guideline within our company in the coming years.
We believe it is important to be actively involved. Too many shareholders are distanced from their investments. We want to be actively involved in at least 75% of our assets. That means we participate in boards, supervisory boards, advisory boards and Investment Committees. We are doing this with a number of people from our VP team and each of us will actively put sustainability on the agendas of our participations.
In addition, we want to add value to our investments on a legal, financial, strategic and sustainable level. We deploy knowledge, capital and our network to realize this added value within our companies.
Our Sustainable Progress measured
At VP Capital, we want to contribute to sustainable progress. We screen our entire investment portfolio on the metrics above. Read more about this from June 2021 in our Progress Report via the button below.